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Topic: was OT: Time from order, now heatgun/dogbowl roasting (55 lines)
1) From: an iconoclast
On 2/7/07, Floyd Lozano  wrote:
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I roast in any kind of weather with great results using the following
equipment:
Here is the heatgun I use:http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product2_6970_200195724_200195724. I went with high-end, but
many people roast with a $50 heat gun from Home Depot, Sears or Lowes.
This one has easily cleanable filters when chaff clogs them up.  It
has a slider control that goes up to 1100 degrees and a slider control
3 speed fan. My husband likes it because we can use it to bend plastic
pipe, take off paint, etc.  I hang it off the BBQ hood facing down
into the dog bowl/colander combination that's sitting on top of the
(Front Avenue grill from Costco made by Charbroil) BBQ side burner.
The heat gun is held down by an extra bag of beans on the BBQ hood.
Here is the dog bowl I use:http://petco.com/Shop/Product.aspx?R&00&Nav=1&Naor&N=0&Ntt=dog+bowl&cp=7&sku2662&familyID`07&I bought a 64oz and 32oz, but use the 64 oz the most.
I bought these colanders:http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?order_num=-1&SKU508006.
I use the one that fits the dog bowl best, usually the one 10 inches
in diameter.  I roast with the colander in the dog bowl.  It's easier
to stir the beans in the colander rather than the dog bowl. I don't
even need to use hotpad.  At the end of the
roast, I just lift the colander out by it's handle and hold it over my
cooling fan until the bottom of the colander is cool.  Then I set it
right on the fan.
I use this fan:http://www.nextag.com/Honeywell/personal-fan/brand-htmlI tilt the fan so the face is horizonal and lay the colander on top
and stir.  Beans are cool in a few minutes and chaff is gone. I got mine
during
the summer for $8.
I found a cheap stainless steel balloon whisk I got at Winco that cost
$4.69. It measures 12.5 inches long and is very light in weight, so
keeps my hands out of the head and is comfortable to hold.
That's my equipment. It isn't much, but I have exquisite control over
the roast by adjusting the bottom heat from the side burner or top
heat from the heat gun.  I watch every change the beans make.   I love
it.
Take care,
Ann
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